Chris Grant fired by Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired their General Manager Chris Grant after a four year spell in charge of the NBA team.

The club confirmed the decision and named Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin as acting GM.

Team owner Dan Gilbert issued a club statement which read: “I would like to thank Chris Grant for his eight and a half years of service with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the last three and a half as General Manager."

Gilbert said about the teams current situation: "We have severely underperformed against expectations. Just as this is completely unacceptable to our loyal and passionate fan base, season ticket holders and corporate partners, it is also just as unacceptable to our ownership group."

The Cavaliers had had three consecutive seasons without playoff basketball and haven't won a division title since 2010.

Cleveland were one of the most busy and active teams in the 2013 offseason signing numerous free agents including Andrew Bynum, Earl Clark and Jack Jarrett.

The Ohio based franchise also had the first overall pick in the NBA draft and chose to sign former UNLV star Anthony Bennett.

Grant leaves with his former team currently in 12th in the Eastern Conference and their playoff hopes fading quickly.

The loss to the injury hit LA Lakers was the final straw for Grant.

When asked about Grant, Gilbert said: "Chris always conducted himself with class, integrity and was motivated by what he believed was right for the organization. We wish Chris and his family the best in the years to come.”

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